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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
at NO, Thu 8pm EST
 
 
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Percent


Updated: Dec 4th, 2021
99%
Recommended by
146 of 148 experts
1%
Recommended by
2 of 148 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 28# 59-
Best Rank# 24# 52-
Worst Rank# 32# 72-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs DETThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NO-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total128.8104.1-
Avg Game11.78.7-
Week 1218.212.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
Adam ThielenTony PollardAdd Player
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
2 h
#22#56-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 h
#25#65-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#32#56-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#39#56-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
4 h
#32#65-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
4 h
#33#56-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
4 h
#31#56-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#25#48-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
6 h
#33#65-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#32#56-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
6 h
#33#58-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
6 h
#21#80-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
7 h
#32#56-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
7 h
#23#58-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
7 h
#30#53-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
8 h
#31#61-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
8 h
#30#61-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
8 h
#33#61-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#31#61-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
9 h
#31#44-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
10 h
#30#53-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
10 h
#35#27-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
10 h
#32#53-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#22#53-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
12 h
#31#53-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
14 h
#30#61-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
16 h
#30#61-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
17 h
#24#61-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#30#63-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#11#77-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#22#72-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#30#60-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#30#60-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
1 d
#31#53-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
1 d
#24#60-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
1 d
#31#60-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
1 d
#30#65-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#30#72-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#24#60-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 d
#31#81-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 d
#31#65-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#30#60-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
1 d
#27#65-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
1 d
#31#60-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
1 d
#30#60-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
1 d
#23#58-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
1 d
#31#66-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
1 d
#30#60-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
1 d
#31#60-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#27#60-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
#24#60-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#40#72-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
1 d
#24#52-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
1 d
#24#60-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
#41#72-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
1 d
#18#66-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
#31#60-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
1 d
#27#52-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
1 d
#30#65-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#32#53-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
1 d
#27#60-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#27#60-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#30#60-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#27#60-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
1 d
#24#45-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#27#23-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#27#60-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
1 d
#27#65-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
#30#52-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
1 d
#30#66-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
1 d
#27#52-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
1 d
#24#60-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
#24#63-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
1 d
#27#65-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
1 d
#27#65-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#24#61-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
1 d
#35#52-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#27#60-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
1 d
#27#60-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#27#60-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 d
#30#65-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#27#66-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
#27#60-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#24#60-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#31#48-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 d
#27#33-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
1 d
#22#48-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#22#52-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#31#45-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
1 d
#27#52-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 d
#27#60-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
1 d
#8#120-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 d
#30#65-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
1 d
#24#60-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
1 d
#21#60-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
1 d
#31#60-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
1 d
#30#60-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#24#60-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#27#65-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
1 d
#27#60-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
#32#52-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
1 d
#27#65-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 d
#24#60-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
1 d
#27#28-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#31#65-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
1 d
#27#60-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#30#72-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#36#72-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
1 d
#27#52-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#24#60-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
1 d
#27#72-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#27#60-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
1 d
#30#33-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#30#65-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#32#72-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#27#60-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#27#52-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
#16#60-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#24#60-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
2 d
#31#53-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
#27#60-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#24#52-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
#24#60-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
2 d
#21#47-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
#31#44-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#30#60-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
#24#60-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
2 d
#24#50-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#24#52-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
2 d
#27#60-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#21-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
2 d
#24#38-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#37#60-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
2 d
#28#60-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
2 d
#17#34-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
#31#60-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 d
#30#33-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
#27#60-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 d
#32#60-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#27#52-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
2 d
#27#60-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#25#64-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
2 d
#27#52-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#31#60-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
3 d
#26#52-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#24#52-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
3 d
#26#32-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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#31#71-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
10 tar, 9 rec, 92 yds, 2 td
at TB
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at ARI
7 tar, 6 rec, 39 yds, 1 td
at LAC
13 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SEA
9 tar, 6 rec, 50 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
11 rush, 60 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CLE
8 tar, 3 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
10 rush, 67 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. DET
3 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
14 rush, 75 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at CAR
13 tar, 11 rec, 126 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at NE
10 rush, 41 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
at MIN
7 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at BAL
7 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
4 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at LAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
11 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. GB
10 tar, 8 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
at KC
7 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at SF
7 tar, 5 rec, 62 yds, 2 td
vs. LV
10 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at DET at NO
Week 14 vs. PIT at WAS
Week 15 at CHI at NYG
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. WAS
Week 17 at GB vs. ARI
Week 18 vs. CHI at PHI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2021 Points 
Week 121.24.3
Week 29.920.0
Week 311.06.5
Week 44.66.7
Week 54.010.3
Week 618.86.3
Week 7
Week 813.82.7
Week 96.64.3
Week 106.59.8
Week 1114.27.0
Week 1218.212.8
Week 1313.4
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total128.8104.1
Average11.78.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2021 Targets 
Week 1104
Week 273
Week 391
Week 480
Week 534
Week 6133
Week 7
Week 891
Week 972
Week 1077
Week 11102
Week 1274
Week 134
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
at NO, Thu 8pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Fantasy managers have been critical of Thielen this season, but he's been an incredibly reliable fantasy asset. Over his previous six games, he has yet to finish with less than 7 targets and he has now finished as a top-10 WR each of the past two games. The majority of his production is still dependent upon touchdown production, but we know that Cousins is looking his way when they get down to the red zone. Thielen has now seen 8 targets inside-the-10 this season and he's reeled in all 8 of them - which leads the NFL - for 6 touchdowns. He comes with plenty of upside each week - especially in this matchup - and he is at least providing a decent floor as well. The Lions have tightened things up recently from a fantasy perspective at guarding opposing WRs, but they are not going to have answers for defending this Vikings passing game. Thielen belongs in starting lineups this week as a high-end WR2.Pollard has seen a bit of an increase in work over the past few games with Zeke hampered by his knee injury and he's proving to be a solid plug-and-play option for fantasy managers as a RB2. He's now finished as a top-24 RB each of the past three weeks and he's averaging 13.66 total opportunities (targets + carries) over that time frame. With Pollard's talent, that's enough work to come through for fantasy lineups and he deserves to be considered yet again here in Week 13. The matchup against the Saints isn't great, but Pollard should see enough work to be viewed as a high-end RB3 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thielen had only 5 fantasy points the last time the Vikings played the Lions and the Lions are 4th against fantasy wide receivers over the last 5 weeks. Thielen is a boom / bust WR2 in a matchup that favors the Lions running the ball with Alexander Mattison.Pollard did have 15 fantasy points last week, but he loses too many carries to Zeke Elliott to be more than a flex option.